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El Tapatio

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393 E 2nd St, Parachute, CO 81635
970-285-7508
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Will Return

Very seldom eat this style of food but this place has changed my mind about this kind of food. After the first visit had to return the next day to try it again, the food is just outstanding and the staff is so helpful. Next visit to this area I will return to enjoy some more of this good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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bethel mn usa
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very seldom eat this style of food but this place has changed my mind about this kind of food. After the first visit had to return the next day to try it again, the food is just outstanding and the staff is so helpful. Next visit to this area I will return to enjoy some more of this good food.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Staying in Parachute, we looked for a place for take out dinner as we are traveling with our dog. El Tapatio was recommended by locals so we tried it and were very happy with the choice. A local place with homemade food, no corporate Mexican. Food was tasty and ample. Definitely recommend to those staying in Parachute!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were a bit frustrated by our servers lack of English and it only got worse when a number of wrong dishes were brought out and we had to wait again for the right ones. The food was ok, nothing spectacular but it fit the bill as we were very hungry after a white water rafting trip. It was close... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have eaten at all three, Colorado, locations, numerous times over the past few years and have always been pleased with the service and food. Last week, I took visiting family, to the Parachute restaurant and they surpassed all my expectations. The friendly staff seemed delighted to meet my extended family and fussed over us like we were old friends.... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I really liked my meal, I thought the pollo con chipotle was excellent. The service is what prompted me to give the four star review though. I'd eat there again!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Not terribly many options in town, but better-than-average variety for such a small place. I had the carne asada tacos. The portions are VERY big. But the tacos disappointed: the meat had a very nice texture, but was bland and almost tasteless. BUT the refried beans were some of the best I've had; they would be worth ordering all by... More 

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Battlement Mesa, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent and large margeritas. Service is friendly and timely large selection on the menu. Always enjoy seeing many locals there as this is one of their favorites for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We were forced to spend the night in the town of Parachute because all the hotel rooms were sold out in Grand Junction. So as we are driving around in search of a restaurant other than Wendy's, the El Tapatio stood out and caught our attention. The food was excellent! We had tacos and green chili burritos, and they were... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We live in Silt Colorado and my sister in law just bought a second home in Battlement Mesa. We love this place, authentic food, great humble service and great atmosphere. We have been there about 5 times since April and we are never disappointed. Who would know there is such a gem right off the highway!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food is okay. A big menu, but nothing that sets it apart from other Mexican restaurants you've been too. But it's quite pricey. I guess they can get away with it when the local options are limited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 393 E 2nd St, Parachute, CO 81635
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Parachute
  • Phone Number: 970-285-7508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?